Canada’s Porter Airlines Adds Florida to Its Route Map

Porter_Airlines_Q-400_at_TorontoCanada’s Porter Airlines, headquartered at Billy Bishop Airport in Toronto, announced Monday, that it is adding its first Florida destination- Melbourne.

The airline, that is an award-winning air carrier, said it enters the Florida market for the first time and it has selected Melbourne International Airport for its first destination in the Sunshine State.

The flights to Melbourne International Airport (MEL) will be seasonal. The weekly service begins Continue reading “Canada’s Porter Airlines Adds Florida to Its Route Map”

Fast and Furious: Supercharged Coming to Universal Orlando in 2017

800px-Fast_and_Furious_6_Premier_7_(8749822359)An all-new ride, based on Universal Pictures’ huge Fast and the Furious franchise, will be coming to Universal Orlando Resort in 2017, Universal confirmed officially via its blog on Tuesday.

The ride is called Fast & Furious: Supercharged, and is similar to the attraction using the same name at Universal Studios Hollywood whichopened earlier this year. Fast & Furious: Supercharged opened as part of the iconic Tram Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood, California in June and at a grand-opening event, actress Michelle Rodriguez is rumored to mention a future ride in Orlando. It is a common industry practice to have similar attractions at other theme parks, though. Continue reading “Fast and Furious: Supercharged Coming to Universal Orlando in 2017”

Orlando Eye Riders Stuck at 400 Feet

OrlandoNightSkyline66 riders were stranded on the Orlando Eye and had to be evacuated from the 400-foot attraction last Friday afternoon.

At about 3:45 p.m. the operating systems that monitor the position of Ferris wheel indicated a technical default. The wheel had initially stopped for 45 minutes. Andrea Alava, a public relations manager for the Orlando Eye said in a statement that as a safety precaution, the wheel is designed to automatically shut down when communication with the system is interrupted. Continue reading “Orlando Eye Riders Stuck at 400 Feet”

Disney World Lamborghini Crash Kills Man

800px-Porsche_race_car_Verschuur_amkA 36-year-old driving instructor from Davenport died last Sunday after a Lamborghini, in which he was riding, went out of control at 100 mph on one of the courses at the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Walt Disney World, Florida. The customer behind the wheel of the vehicle lost control and properly crashed into a guard rail.

Gary Terry, the man in the passenger seat, was a senior operations manager at the exotic driving racing attraction at Walt Disney World, and he also was a professional driving instructor. Continue reading “Disney World Lamborghini Crash Kills Man”

Living in Disney World

Golden-Oak1Disney World is a place which every child wants to visit. And after seeing it – dreams to stay there. And not just every little kid, I mean child-at-heart grownups too. For almost two years now some grownups have a chance to make their dream come true.

The Golden Oak Gated Community is the only place in the world where homeowners actually live on Disney park property. 980 acres have been set aside for the company to build up to 450 homes at Lake Buena Vista – some within eyesight of the famous Cinderella Castle fireworks. Approximately 100 homes are already built and most of them are sold. Owning a place in the „happiest place in the world” does not come cheap. Prices are between $1,7 and 7 million and annual fees of as much as $12K  but many would say it is worth it. disney-cinderella-castleThe perks include park passes, door-to-park transportation, extended hours for visiting attractions such as the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, and a 17,000-square-foot clubhouse with a restaurant and concierge. Residents also will have access to some of the amenities, including the spa and dining rooms at the $370 million, 444-room Four Seasons resort scheduled to open in Golden Oak next summer. And for some die-hard Disney fans, having a view to Cinderella’s Castle is all they need.